Daily Archives: July 27, 2019

Sudan Says 87 Killed, 168 Wounded When June 3 Protest Broken up

KHARTOUM – The head of a Sudanese investigative committee said on Saturday that 87 people were killed and 168 wounded on June 3 when a sit-in protest was violently broken up by security forces.

Fath al-Rahman Saeed, the head of …

15 Killed in Jihadist Attack in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU – Armed men described as jihadists raided a village in Burkina Faso’s restive north, killing 15 people, plundering and burning shops and motorbikes, a regional governor said Saturday.

The raid took place on the night of Thursday to Friday …

Africa’s Booming Cities Face Severe Toilet Crisis

MAKINDYE-LUKULI, UGANDA � The darkening clouds are ominous for many in this urban neighborhood, promising rushing rainwaters stinking of human waste from overflowing septic tanks.

As Africa faces a population boom unmatched anywhere else in the world, millions of people …

Nigerian Court Grants Permission to Declare Shiite Group Terrorists

ABUJA, NIGERIA – A Nigerian court has granted the government permission to label a local Shiite Muslim group a terrorist organization, the solicitor general told Reuters on Saturday.

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been marching in …